Competition number 002-2019-EXT-RPC

Accountant I


Permanent Full-Time

Closing date

Jan. 13, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Recreation, Parks and Culture


35 hours per week

Pay range

$70,234 to $87,797 per year

Job Description

This posting is for 2 permanent full-time positions

The Accountant I is responsible for ensuring financial planning, monitoring and reporting functions occur effectively and confirm to applicable policies and procedures.  This position provides expertise to the department in managing the annual operating budget by providing information and advice of a financial nature to Department Managers and Supervisors.


  • Assist with the preparation of the department operating budget
  • Review budget information to meet deadlines and comply with approved policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Measure actual to budget variances to predict and recommend future operational targets and budgets
  • Monitor, reconcile and maintain operations accounts to ensure expenditures are in line with approved budget, policies and procedures
  • Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting for Managers and Supervisors
  • Work as a team with other Recreation, Parks and Culture Accountants and cross train their tasks where necessary
  • Assist with month end and year end procedures, including financial statements, account reconciliations and various working papers
  • Facilitate communication between the department, Human Resources, Managers and Supervisors regarding staffing issues, recruitment and handbook changes and updates
  • Assist the department time entry team as required through the bi-weekly payroll process, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Compile and update various accounting and payroll reports
  • Assist with department cash handling procedures, internal controls and audits

Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting, budgeting and financial principles
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills using accounting principles and Strathcona County policies
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent time management skills while maintaining quality work, ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to Human Resources and Alberta Employment Standards
  • Ability to oversee the work of others
  • Knowledge of cash management and controls
  • Able to work in confidence with senior levels of management


  • University degree in accounting, with a minimum of one (1) year directly related  experience OR a related diploma plus three (3) years of directly related accounting  experience with progressive levels responsibility
  • Experience in a business environment similar to Strathcona County, other large enterprise with multiple lines of business, or in one or more levels of government is considered an asset
  • Supervisory experience is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience with JD Edwards and Recreation software would be an asset

Conditions of Employment   

  • Submission of a satisfactory criminal records check    

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #002-2019-EXT-RPC closes January 13, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.


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